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Cricket, Race and the 2007 World Cup

1st Edition

Edited by Boria Majumdar, Jon Gemmell

Routledge

212 pages

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Description

Cricket has been subject to a number of changes over the last twenty years. We can no longer talk of a sport particular to an out-dated English way of life. Cricket has become global and has to exist within the global environment. Primarily the world game has become commercialised. This collection of essays assesses the developments within major playing nations between the World Cups. Do we now live in a world where commercialism is the primary factor in determining sports, or are wider historical prejudices still evident? Seeking to answer these questions, Cricket, Race & the 2007 World Cup focuses on racial and ethnic tensions and their place in the new globalized, cricketing environment.

This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Table of Contents

The East-West Divide-South Asia and its Diaspora. Cricket and Race in South Africa. Australia. New Zealand. West Indies. Pakistan. Zimbabwe. Bangladesh. Sri Lanka. England

About the Series

Sport in the Global Society

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SPO019000
SPORTS & RECREATION / History
SPO054000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Cricket
SPO066000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports